Edna was born on September 20, 1932, to Bill and Mary (nee Sentes) Kauth at home on their farm in the Quinton area. On October 24, 1951, she married Walter Strueby. They began their life together at Quinton.
Edna and Walter’s first child was born one year later and they moved to Humboldt, where they resided for ten years. During that time, their family grew to include six more children. A final move was made to Lanigan, where Walter opened a mens’ wear store. Two more children were born to them, thus completing their family of nine, six sons and three daughters. Edna was devoted to her family and could be looked to for advice and comfort. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren filled their home and hearts.
Edna loved traveling, reading, pets, sports, nature, fishing, and playing bridge. She was a genuinely kind person, whose compassion and honesty were witnessed in many ways and were a model to be followed. Though times may have been tough, another place at the table was readily set for a stranger. Her calm demeanor, practicality and faith guided her throughout her life. In the past few years Ward and mom became an unlikely team of sorts and spent many hours together. We can all learn something from the way he expressed his dedication, love and kindness. “We love you Mom; you are already missed.”